Greater Counter-Terror Powers For Military

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Australia’s military will be given more power to intervene in the case of a terrorist attack.

The Prime Minister has this morning announced massive changes to the country’s terror laws.

The overhaul will mean the Defence Force can deploy troops and take control in the event of a terrorist incident on home soil.

State and territory police will also be given the option to undergo specialist military training.

Calls to make such changes were made after the Lindt Cafe Siege in Sydney.

Malcolm Turnbull insists the reforms are not designed to diminish the role of police, but to bolster current arrangements.

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